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Great location!

This is a little hole in the wall bar. There’s nothing fantastic about the inside of Rudder Room... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heather M
Gibsonville, North Carolina
via mobile
The most amazing views.

Service is what to expect in a dive bar. Go in with that attitude and you will enjoy yourself... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Jennifer Z
Yorba Linda, California
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  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
3 weeks ago
“Great location! ”
3 Sep 2017
“The most amazing views.”
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2929 Ocean Dr, Oxnard, CA 93035-4484
+1 805-985-6096
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little hole in the wall bar. There’s nothing fantastic about the inside of Rudder Room. Typical bar setting with pool tables, etc. But step out the back door and your opinion will change. Beautiful water & sunset views. I sat & enjoyed...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This is a bar on the point of the harbor, leading out to the jetty. It's just a classic dive that you must have a beer in....like the decades of locals it has serviced, under the same name.

Thank Molly H
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Service is what to expect in a dive bar. Go in with that attitude and you will enjoy yourself. The sand out back is so soft and woderful. The views are awesome with boats coming into the harbor. Drinks aren't cheap but not outrageous. There...More

1  Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I like certain dive bars but this one just wasn't my scene. Very little room inside and could not get a pool table. The bartender was not very friendly. I'd give it 2 stars instead but it gets a point for having an outdoor area...More

Thank rayandgabby
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Great no frills place. Keep your drinks simple, don't expect anything fancy (especially in the bathroom department) and bring cash to pay and you will have a great time. Their Bloody Mary's are simple, but my absolute favorite drink anywhere. And nothing beats the feeling...More

Thank TeutonicMetal
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Don't go there unless you like rude bartenders, urine smell, and just plain dirty. That may be the meaning of "a dive bar" but I was disgusted by the place. Don't use the bathroom!

1  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Took a drive up the coast from LA and ended up in Oxnard. We figured we would stop for a drink before heading back home and, based on a recommendation from a local, ended up at the Rudder Room. The Rudder Room is a true...More

Thank AlanFromHermosa
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to me by a friend and I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I liked it. The drinks are very reasonably priced (cash only) and really good. I love that you can sit out on one of their many lounge chairs, with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This is not a fancy place. The wine list is "white or red". The drink prices are cheap (cash only) and it is a local hangout. The best part of this place is taking your drink outside to the sand. No tap beer.

1  Thank Collise
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a beach bar and found this on google maps. Definitely a bar for locals but they were friendly and laid back. We stopped in early on Cinco De Mayo to have a Corona and play some pool. There are a bunch...More

2  Thank TheGameCrafter
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